Benzodiazepines

What are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines (also called “benzos”) are a class of agents that work in the central nervous system and are used for a variety of medical conditions.

They act on specific receptors in the brain, called gamma-aminobutyric acid-A (GABA-A) receptors. Benzodiazepines attach to these receptors and make the nerves in the brain less sensitive to stimulation, which has a calming effect.

What are benzodiazepine used for?
Benzodiazepines may be used to treat: alcohol withdrawal, anxiety, as a muscle relaxant, panic disorder, seizures.

What are the differences between benzodiazepine?
All benzodiazepines work in a similar way but there are differences in the way individual benzodiazepine act on different GABA-A receptor sub-types. In addition, some benzodiazepine are more potent than others or work for a longer length of time.

Drug Classes Central Nervous System Agents Anxiolytics, Sedatives, And HypnoticsBenzodiazepines
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Are benzodiazepines safe?
When prescribed by a doctor and used for short periods of time, such as the day of surgery or for less than two weeks to aid sleep, benzodiazepine are safe to take.

Problems start to arise when benzodiazepines are taken at higher dosages than recommended, Buy Klonopin Online or when they are taken for more than two to four weeks. Benzodiazepine are potentially addictive and the risk of becoming emotionally and physically dependent on them increases the more you take.

What are the side effects of benzodiazepine?
Drowsiness, sleepiness, or dizziness are the most common side effects reported. This can make it dangerous for people taking benzodiazepines to drive or operate machinery or perform other hazardous tasks. Alcohol may potentiate these effects. Buy Xanax Online
Other commonly reported side effects include:

amnesia (forgetfulness), confusion, constipation, nausea, sexual dysfunction, unsteadiness when walking or standing
unusually slow and shallow breathing

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